Giant Hummingbird

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The Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) is the largest member of the hummingbirdfamily, weighing 18-20 g (6/10 – 7/10 of an ounce). It measures eight and a half inches in length (~23cm), which is about the length of a starling or an American catbird. It is the only member of the genus Patagona.

The Giant Hummingbird is found between 2,000 and 3,500 meters (6,500-11,000 feet) above sea level in the Andes of South America, from northern Ecuador to central Chile and Argentina.


Giant hummingbird video

Excerpt from The Life of Birds, a BBC Documentary

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